Man arrested for husband’s murder in East County


SAN DIEGO – A 44-year-old man is facing charges after detectives say he murdered his husband in San Diego County.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday that 44-year-old Daniel Scott Jordan was arrested in Reno, Nevada.

Jordan’s husband, 38-year-old Kevin Powell, was a Chula Vista city employee. Deputies started investigating Aug. 11 after a colleague of Powell’s reported that he missed several meetings that morning.

Two sergeants with the Chula Vista Police Department went to Powell’s home on Carmen Drive to check on him. Authorities said they found a body that was later confirmed to be Powell’s.

The sheriff’s department said detectives identified Jordan as a suspect in Powell’s murder and got an arrest warrant. They arrested Jordan in Reno with help from the U.S. Marshals Service.

He was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility, where he will wait for extradition to San Diego. He is charged with one count of murder.

The sheriff’s department has not revealed how Powell died or a suspected motive.

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